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noads119

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I was recently talking to my colleague at work and he was telling me about an old program called LophtCrack. It was put out by norton for testing the strength of passwords. I did a google for it and found out that I was 2 months too late. For some reason it was taken down and I can't seem to find a valid dowload link.

If anyone here could give me a link to it, I would be forever grateful. It would be of great use for my server.
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You can enter passwords here to assess their integrity

http://www.microsoft...rd_checker.mspx

http://www.microsoft...y/password.mspx
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There are alternatives here

http://www.securitys...ls/password.php

https://cuweblogin2..../passCheck1.cgi
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Hi,

In my personal opinion, I would use the recommended links posted by daniel_c. The Microsoft password checker deems the strength of your password on the lenght and not the actual characters being used. I typed in the same thing 20 times and eventually it said I have a strong password.

The password checker posted by daniel_c actually checks your password integrity by checking what you entered as a password. Good post dan.

Cheers:)
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I re-entered the same thing 20 times and the Microsoft checker didn't change its opinion
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Ah, I see my folly of words. What I meant was that I type '42' 20 times, so '4242424242424242424242424242424242424242'

What I was trying to get at was, the strength bar just increases with everytime you increase the number of characters by so many.

According to Microsoft
42424242424242424242 is more secure than
42424242424242

That is what I was trying to say. I typed it wrong.

Cheers:)
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Fair enough :whistling:

I needed the typing practise anyway
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The MS evaluates on the characthers used and length, its quite possible to have that set of numbers as a "strong" password as it would be relativley unlikely that someone would repeat the combination 42 20 times.

All the password checkers operate on a similar principal the most important thing is using unusual characters and using differenct cases numbers and symbols in it.
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